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It's April 3; Good Morning Union

“Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself…”      Daniel 1:8

Daniel is my book for the day, but Brennan Manning is still my focus for the week! Daniel’s fame in our understanding of his book stems from the idea that, though in captivity in heathen Babylon, he decided that nothing was going to distract him from staying true to God. And God honored that commitment! Situations may alter my approach to live but never my commitment to stay true to God and His ways. It worked for Daniel; it will work for me; and for you!

It's April 2; Good Morning Union

“I take no pleasure in the death of anyone… repent and live.”    Ezekiel 18:32

If yesterday was Jeremiah’s “lamentations” over a destroyed and captive Israel, Ezekiel is, among other things, an explanation of why it happened and what the people could do (or could have done) about it! It was doom for the disobedient with a large dose of desire and direction from their Deliverer!

It's April 1; Good Morning Union

“For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Thought he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men” Lamentations 3: 31-33

It's March 31; Good Morning Union

“Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, or the rich man boast in his riches. But let him who boasts boast about this- that he understands and knows me, that I am the lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight.” Jeremiah 9:23-24

It's March 28; Good Morning Union

“To the man who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.” Ecclesiastes 2:26

This is a book of musings by a guy who made a bunch of bad choices and then had to live with the consequences. He came to the end of his life and basically said, “Boy, that was a really dumb way to waste my life.” Some of it is very melancholy and some of it is hope above the storm. One verse that stuck out this morning as I spent some time in Solomon’s musing was my verse for today.

It's March 27; Good Morning Union

“Wisdom wards off the wicked and keeps their lying tongues from tricking you into a life of sin. It protects you from those who have abandoned God’s light to walk in the ways of darkness. Wisdom shields you from those who enjoy doing evil; it protects you from the twisted souls who take a perverse pleasure in sin. Wisdom helps you steer clear of liars and cheaters, those who only want to drag you down with them.” ~Proverbs 2:12-15 (Randy Reed Paraphrased Version)

It's March 26; Good Morning Union

“Teach me your ways… give me an undivided heart.”      Psalm 86:11

It's March 25; Good Morning Union

“My ears had heard you, but now my eyes have seen you.”        Job 42:5

This is another potentially challenging book in the Bible but my devotional journey right now is causing me to look for a spiritual blessing in EACH book of the Bible, so here goes, Job!

It's March 24; Good Morning Union

“For such a time as this.”              Esther 4:14

It's March 21; Good Morning Union

“If My people, who are called by my name…”     2 Chronicles 7:14


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